Proverbs 1:12-22 NIV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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12 let's swallow them alive, like the grave, and whole, like those who go down to the pit; 12 let's swallow them alive, like the grave, and whole, like those who go down to the pit;
13 we will get all sorts of valuable things and fill our houses with plunder; 13 we will get all sorts of valuable things and fill our houses with plunder;
14 throw in your lot with us, and we will share a common purse"-- 14 throw in your lot with us, and we will share a common purse"--
15 my son, do not go along with them, do not set foot on their paths; 15 my son, do not go along with them, do not set foot on their paths;
16 for their feet rush into sin, they are swift to shed blood. 16 for their feet rush into sin, they are swift to shed blood.
17 How useless to spread a net in full view of all the birds! 17 How useless to spread a net in full view of all the birds!
18 These men lie in wait for their own blood; they waylay only themselves! 18 These men lie in wait for their own blood; they waylay only themselves!
19 Such is the end of all who go after ill-gotten gain; it takes away the lives of those who get it. 19 Such is the end of all who go after ill-gotten gain; it takes away the lives of those who get it.
20 Wisdom calls aloud in the street, she raises her voice in the public squares; 20 Wisdom calls aloud in the street, she raises her voice in the public squares;
21 at the head of the noisy streets she cries out, in the gateways of the city she makes her speech: 21 at the head of the noisy streets she cries out, in the gateways of the city she makes her speech:
22 "How long will you simple ones love your simple ways? How long will mockers delight in mockery and fools hate knowledge? 22 "How long will you simple ones love your simple ways? How long will mockers delight in mockery and fools hate knowledge?